‘UnWrapped’ Podcast: ‘Girls5Eva’ Stars Give an Impromptu Performance of New Song

Busy Philipps, Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell and Renée Elise Goldsberry also discuss celebrity dating apps, percocets, and the effects of social media

On this episode of WrapWomen’s “UnWrapped”  Podcast, “Girls5Eva” stars Busy Philipps, Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell and Renée Elise Goldsberry give an impromptu performance of their upcoming song “Bend Don’t Break.” The Season 2 finale anthem was written by Bareilles along with creator/showrunner Meredith Scardino and composer/executive producer Jeff Richmond. 

“This music team and the collaboration is just such a sweet spot led by Jeff Richmond and Meredith Scardino writing most of the lyrics,” Bareilles says. “It’s just, it’s a playground. It’s silly. They’re not precious about ideas. They’re always excited to try something new.”

During the discussion the women also get into their real-life experiences as women in the industry – including that time Paula Pell got rejected from celebrity dating app Raya. 

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Episode Highlights: 

  • Busy Phillips says social media “completely changed the trajectory” of her career
  • Sara Bareilles talks about the “gift” of writing songs for women she really cares about, on-screen and off
  • Paula Pell reveals she was rejected by celebrity dating app Raya – but it all worked out in the end
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry said her and guest star Tim Meadows had “quick chemistry”
  • Busy Phillips and Paula Pell talk about how their “sister-daughter” relationship developed

About “UnWrapped”

“UnWrapped” is a monthly podcast produced by WrapWomen, dedicated to empowering the next generation of women in media and entertainment. Each episode “unwraps” topics from entertainment news and industry trends to career advice, Hollywood headlines and more. 

Special guests include industry leaders, actors, producers and studio execs. The aim of the series is to connect those looking for knowledge and access to those with the knowledge and access, providing the WrapWomen community tools to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

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